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What is your bow draw weight?

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I bought a new bow a couple months ago and went with a light draw at 55 lbs vs old weight of 65 lbs. Mainly to aid in ease of dawing back in heavy clothing and colder wether. Just wondering what everyone else is shooting.
 

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My Legand compound bow is @ 62#
My Bear 50" recurve is 52# @ 28" draw
My Black widow 56" recurve is 48# @ 28" draw
My Darton 60" recurve is 60# @ 28" draw

Each bow has at least (1) deer under it's string.

Steve
 

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I have dropped my draw weight back in the last few years due to shoulder problems. I went from 65 back to 58lb but I will not shoot past 30 yards. I have never lost a deer ( I have missed, but never lost a hit deer). At 58lb I can draw and hold with out any problems in any weather. Practicing for a clean shot is every thing. Good luck:D
 

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PSE Thunderbolt has 60# limbs I shoot at 62#'s
Bowtech MightyMite has 70# limbs I shoot at 67#'s
Bowtech Tech 29 has 70# limbs I shoot at 71#'s
Bear WT II has 60# limbs(I think) I shoot at 45#'s
 

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My elite synergy is a 60-70lb draw weight. I hunt with it set at 64 lbs.
 

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65lbs
Mathews Outback
65% let off
29.5 draw length

I love this bow!
 

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70+ lbs
 

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Mathews Switchback XT 64#

A few years back I was shooting a PSE and decided I should crank the limbs down as tight as they would go (70+ lbs). I pulled back all summer with no problems. I was hunting in about 30 degree weather one evening and sat for about 2.5 hrs before I saw a buck coming straight for my stand. He offered a perfect 20 yard broadside shot. I thought I tore ligaments and/or muscles in my shoulder trying to draw on him:confused: Needless to say I never did get the bow drawn and he pranced off into the sunset, literally. I think it was the combination of cold weather, adrenaline, and trying to draw slowly that did me in. I've never tried to pull that much weight since. Keep in mind the weather will change significantly from Sept. to Dec., which does have an effect when you set your draw weight
 

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I had about an identical experience to 12 point above. I shot 70 pounds for years, and have now turned it down to 60. The ambush saddle is making it even harder to draw back.
 

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depending on the bow from 35 -55 pounds
 
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